|“||What you did with the Rocket Racer was unbelievable. But this robot? I mean, it's spectacular.
If the rest of the JSA were alive to see this, I mean, they'd be begging you to sit at the table.
Well, I put a lot of work into it.
Yeah, but you need more recognition. I mean, look at this bad boy.
S.T.R.I.P.E., nicknamed Subatomic Tactical Robot Internet Pat Enhancer by Courtney Whitmore, is a suit of armor created and used by Pat Dugan to fight members of the Injustice Society.
Post-Golden Age[edit source]
After the defeat of the Justice Society of America, the surviving members, Hourman and Stripesy went into hiding with the former working extensively to uncover the Injustice Society's schemes. During the process, Dugan salvaged used car parts and created a robotic armor to aid Hourman in fighting, though the latter decided to fight alone. However, the armor was never used in action until years after Tyler died in the hands of Solomon Grundy. The armor was subsequently brought to Blue Valley and placed in the garage of the Pit Stop.
Test Run[edit source]
In 2020, the armor was used for the first time when Dugan's step-daughter, Courtney Whitmore, decided to investigate the Injustice Society in Blue Valley. After Whitmore's brief conflict with Brainwave, Dugan arrived in the armor and brought both of them to safety.
Dugan later utilized the armor once more to fight Brainwave after perfecting the detachable fist. Unfortunately, Brainwave was still able to overpower Dugan until Whitmore worked with him and put Brainwave in a coma. After the fight, Whitmore decided that Dugan should fight back since he now possesses an advanced armor, now nicknamed "S.T.R.I.P.E.", for "Subatomic Tactical Robot Internet Pat Enhancer." Dugan reluctantly agreed, and worked with Whitmore's reformed Justice Society against the Injustice Society.
A New Generation[edit source]
During their conflict with Sportsmaster and Tigress, the Justice Society was outmatched and was ultimately rescued by Dugan in S.T.R.I.P.E., which intimidated the duo and forced them to leave.
S.T.R.I.P.E. was severely damaged after Dugan's duel with Solomon Grundy, resulting in the total destruction of the cockpit, the partial removal of the arms and the shattering of the lenses. Thankfully, Dugan was able to repair S.T.R.I.P.E. in a short period of time.
In summer 2021, Zeek discovered S.T.R.I.P.E. when he entered the garage of the Pit Stop, which he was told not to. However, he did not disclose the presence of the "robot" to anyone and instead offered to install a flamethrower on the right forearm of the gigantic robot, claiming that "sometimes a man just needs himself a robot."
Injustice Unlimited[edit source]
Despite the repairs done on S.T.R.I.P.E., the armor was completely demolished once more when Artemis Crock and Isaac Bowin attacked Dugan at the Pit Stop.
During the course of Eclipso's conflict with the Justice Society, Zeek and the Dugans worked to repair the damage done on S.T.R.I.P.E.. However, one of the indispensable engine part, a rare piece that can only be found from a Pratt & Whitney R-4360, could not be easily acquired. Thankfully, using Jakeem Williams' bond with the Thunderbolt, they were able to wish for the specific engine part and restart S.T.R.I.P.E., allowing Mike to attack Eclipso using the upgraded functions of the armor, including a chainsaw and a flamethrower.
Return of Starman[edit source]
When Sylvester Pemberton returned to life and found Dugan, he was shown S.T.R.I.P.E.. Pemberton praised Dugan's skills and insisted to see it fly in the air. Pemberton and Dugan then reminisced their time as Starman and Stripesy, saving an airplane from crashing.
S.T.R.I.P.E. was then used once more shortly afterwards when Dugan flew to defend the Larry Crock and Paula Brooks from a vengeful Pemberton, and demanded that the latter walk away from the situation before bringing the Crocks to safety.
Starman's Lies[edit source]
- Identity Concealment: The armor's helmet and voice filter helps conceal its user's identity.
- Flight: The armor contains a thruster that could lift the armor up in the air and fly at an exceptional speed.
- Superhuman Strength: The armor is able to lift heavy objects easily and throwing it out as a short-distance weapon.
- Advanced Durability: S.T.R.I.P.E. has a strong durability against physical attacks and protect Pat. However, the armor is vulnerable to telekinetic powers and Solomon Grundy's superhuman strength.
- Fist Detachment: The fist of the armor can be detached and act as a missile, returning to the original position seconds later.
- Heads Up Display (HUD): The helmet of the armor was built with a heads-up display, allowing Pat to see his surroundings and communicate with his teammates.
- Autopilot: After a series of upgrades and repairs, the armor is able to fly and travel a long distance without Pat being in the cockpit.
- Flamethrower: Zeek volunteered to install a flamethrower on the right forearm of the armor. which could be activated when the red button in the control pod is clicked.
- Chainsaw: Zeek worked with Mike Dugan to build a 12-foot chainsaw that could be activated when the yellow button is clicked.
Promotional Images[edit source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 S.T.R.I.P.E.
- ↑ Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite
- ↑ Stargirl
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The Justice Society
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. Part Two
- ↑ Summer School: Chapter One
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Summer School: Chapter Two
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Summer School: Chapter Six
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 Summer School: Chapter Thirteen
- ↑ Chapter One: The Murder
- ↑ Chapter Three: The Blackmail
- ↑ Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. Part One
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